13A.12.01.14

.14 Waivers and Special Certification Provisions.

A. Waiver of Certification Requirements. Except for teacher certification tests, the State Superintendent of Schools has the authority to waive the specific requirements for a certificate in an individual case if the State Superintendent of Schools determines, after thorough investigation, that the applicant's preparation or experience, or both, are adequate to justify a waiver.

B. Special Allowances. Renewal requirements for any professionally certificated employee may be waived without regard to Regulation .11 of this chapter if the:

(1) Renewal is recommended by the local superintendent of schools; and

(2) Professionally certificated employee is:

(a) 55 years old or older; or

(b) Employed for at least 25 years in public school service or approved nonpublic school service.